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Recent Developments in Metaheuristics

  • Lionel Amodeo
  • El-Ghazali Talbi
  • Farouk Yalaoui
  • Examines recent research and current developments in metaheuristics

  • Highlights the design and application of metaheuristics in different domains of optimization

  • Editors are leading experts in the field


Part of the Operations Research/Computer Science Interfaces Series book series (ORCS, volume 62)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Oussama Aoun, Malek Sarhani, Abdellatif El Afia
    Pages 1-15
  3. Oumayma Bahri, Nahla Ben Amor, El-Ghazali Talbi
    Pages 17-42
  4. Renaud De Landtsheer, Yoann Guyot, Gustavo Ospina, Christophe Ponsard
    Pages 43-57
  5. Nicolas Zufferey, Jean Respen, Simon Thevenin
    Pages 59-73
  6. Jerry Swan, Patrick De Causmaecker, Simon Martin, Ender Özcan
    Pages 75-89
  7. Alejandro REYES-Amaro, Eric Monfroy, Florian Richoux
    Pages 91-107
  8. Sara Tari, Matthieu Basseur, Adrien Goëffon
    Pages 109-124
  9. Bouchra Karoum, Bouazza Elbenani, Noussaima El Khattabi, Abdelhakim A. El Imrani
    Pages 151-162
  10. Hanane Assellaou, Brahim Ouhbi, Bouchra Frikh
    Pages 179-197
  11. S. Chaimatanan, D. Delahaye, M. Mongeau
    Pages 219-251
  12. M. Hajjem, H. Bouziri, El-Ghazali Talbi
    Pages 285-304
  13. Birsen İrem Selamoğlu, Abdellah Salhi, Muhammad Sulaiman
    Pages 319-331
  14. Fabio Furini, Xueying Shen
    Pages 333-345

About this book


This book highlights state-of-the-art developments in metaheuristics research. It examines all aspects of metaheuristic research including new algorithmic developments, applications, new research challenges, theoretical developments, implementation issues, in-depth experimental studies. The book is divided into two sections. Part I is focused on new optimization and modeling techniques based on metaheuristics. The chapters in this section cover topics from multi-objective problems with fuzzy data with triangular-valued objective functions, to hyper-heuristics optimization methodology, designing genetic algorithms, and also the cuckoo search algorithm. The techniques described help to enhance the usability and increase the potential of metaheuristic algorithms. Part II showcases advanced metaheuristic approaches to solve real-life applications issues. This includes an examination of scheduling, the vehicle routing problem, multimedia sensor network, supplier selection, bin packing, objects tracking, and radio frequency identification. In the fields covered in the chapters are of high-impact applications of metaheuristics. The chapters offer innovative applications of metaheuristics that have a potential of widening research frontiers. Altogether, this book offers a comprehensive look at how researchers are currently using metaheuristics in different domains of design and application.


Metaheuristics Combinatorial Optimization Continuous Optimization Multi-objective Optimization Operations Research Scheduling Hybrid Optimization Matheuristics Heuristics

Editors and affiliations

  • Lionel Amodeo
    • 1
  • El-Ghazali Talbi
    • 2
  • Farouk Yalaoui
    • 3
  1. 1.Laboratory of Industrial Systems OptimizationUniversity of Technology of TroyesTroyesFrance
  2. 2.INRIA Laboratory, CRISTAL/CNRSUniversity of Lille 1Villeneuve d’AscqFrance
  3. 3.Laboratory of Industrial Systems OptimizationUniversity of Technology of TroyesTroyesFrance

About the editors

Lionel Amodeo obtained his Engineering Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the National Engineer School of Belfort (France) in 1993, and the same year, his master’s degree in Automatic and Production Management from the University of Franche Comté (France). In 1999, he received his Ph.D. degree in Automatic and Computer Sciences from the University of Franche Comté (France). Then he became an Associated Professor at the University of Technology of Troyes (UTT) in 2000. Since 2010, he is a full Professor at UTT, where he is the head of the Engineer Degree in Industrial Systems with more than 400 students. His research interests include logistic and production systems optimization, scheduling, system design, facility layout and inventory problems.

He has published more than 260 contributions including 4 books, 11 book chapters, 38 papers in international journals and over 190 communications in conference proceedings. He is member of Editorial Board of journals: International Journal of Engineering Mathematics, Hindawi Publishing Corporation, Journal of Modelling and Simulation of Systems, Journal of Studies on Manufacturing.

He is also member of several international conference committees (about 25 conferences) (MIC’2017, MIM 2016, INCOM2015, IESM 2015), member of more than 15 organization committees of conferences. He organized and or Chair more than 30 tracks or sessions in conferences. He is reviewer for more than 18 international journals. He supervises or supervised 16 Ph.D thesis and 32 Master of Sc. Student. He is expert for French Research Agency (ANR), and for different agencies such as French AERES Agency, Natural Sciences and Technology Research Fund (FRQNT, Canada), and Austrian Research Fund (FWF). He is member of the Technical Committee IFAC T.7.4 Transportation Systems.

El-ghazali Talbi received the Master and Ph.D degrees in Computer Science, both from the Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble in France. Then he became an Associate Professor in Computer Sciences at the University of Lille (France). Since 2001, he is a full Professor at the University of Lille and the head of the optimization team of the Computer Science laboratory (CRISTAL). His current research interests are in the field of multi-objective optimization, parallel algorithms, metaheuristics, combinatorial optimization, cluster and grid computing, hybrid and cooperative optimization, and application to logistics/transportation and bio-medical.

Professor Talbi has to his credit more than 150 publications in journals, chapters in books, and conferences. He is the co-editor of 6 books. He was a guest editor of more than 15 special issues in different journals (Journal of Heuristics, Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, European Journal of Operational Research, Theoretical Computer Science, Journal of Global Optimization). He is the head of the INRIA Dolphin project and was the director of the bioinformatics platform of the Genopole of Lille. He has many collaborative national, European and international projects.

He is the co-founder and the coordinator of the research group dedicated to Metaheuristics: Theory and Applications (META). He is the founding co-chair of the NIDISC workshop on nature inspired computing (IEEE/ACM IPDPS) and META (Int. Conf. on Metaheuristics). He served in different capacities on the programs of more than 100 national and international conferences. He is also the organizer of many conferences (e.g. EA'2005, ROADEF'2006, META'2008, IEEE AICCSA'2010, META'2014, MIC'2015, META’2016, BIOMA’2018).

Farouk Yalaoui obtained his Engineering degree in Industrial Engineering from the Polytechnics School of Algiers (Algeria) in 1995, his master’s degree in Industrial System Engineering from Polytechnics Institute of Lorraine (Nancy, France) in 1997, his Ph.D. degree in Production Management from the Troyes University of Technology (UTT) in 2000 and followed by a Habilitation à diriger les recherches (Dr. Hab) from Compiegne University of Technology (UTC) in 2006. He is currently a full Professor at Troyes University of Technology, France, where he is the head of Optimisation Industrial systems Optimisation Lab (Research Team), Charles Dealaunay Institute (ICD), UMR CNRS 6281. His research topic focuses on the scheduling problems, system design, operations research, modeling, analysis and optimization of logistic and production systems, reliability and maintenance optimization and on optimization problems in general.

He is author or co-author of a pattern and more than 330 contributions, publications or communications with 1 patent; 3 books (Ellipses, Hermes-Lavoisier, Willey and Sons), 9 book chapters and 60 papers in journals such as IIE Transactions, European Journal of Operational research, International Journal of Production Economics, IEEE Transactions on Reliability, Reliability Engineering and System Safety, Computer & Operations research, Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing. He also published more than 230 papers in conference proceedings. He had presented 19 invited speeches (seminaries or conferences plenary sessions).

He is member of editor board of the book series "Automation and Control - Industrial Engineering", ISTE Wiley, London, since 2014. He is also member of several international conference committees (about 83 conferences) (INCOM2015, IESM 2015, MIC’2015,), member more than 25 organization committees of conferences (ICIST, ROADEF, IFAC 2016). He served or serves as editor to 15 International journal Boards: The Scientific World Journal as part of the journal's Operations Research subject area (TSWJ), International journal of Supply and Operations Management (IJSOM), British Journal of Mathematics &computer Science (BJMCS), Journal of Risk Analysis and Crises Response (JRACR). He served as guest editor for Journal special issue (Journal of Multiple Valued Logic and Soft Computing, Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing). He organized and or Chair more than 79 tracks or sessions in conference. He is reviewer for more than 36 international journals.

He is Vice Chair of IFAC TC group 5.2. He is Chair of a Working Group on multi objective optimization. He is member of French Universities National Council (CNU) field Automation, Control, Industrial Engineering (section 61). He is member and expert for French ANR agency, and for different agency such French AERES Agency, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Algerian PNR program, Algerian Academy of Science and Technology. 

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“The chapters in the book contain adequate references to the literature for further study. The index is also quite helpful. The book sheds light on recent developments in the field of metaheuristics with emphases on algorithms, applications, thought-provoking questions, theory, and implementation aspects. … I recommend this book for the aforementioned categories of readers.” (Computing Reviews, April, 2018)​